Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA ranks No. 1 in Canada: Financial Times

The Financial Times of London has this week ranked the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA (EMBA) at York University the No. 1 EMBA program in Canada and 20th globally.

The Financial Times ranking marks the 10th straight year that the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program has been ranked No. 1 in Canada and it is the third consecutive global ranking released this week that has rated Schulich No. 1 in Canada (The Economist) or No. 1 in the world (Corporate Knights).

“We’re proud to have once again been rated the No. 1 EMBA program in Canada, among the top five in North America, and one of the top 20 in the world,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “Ever since the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program was established, it has been ranked number No. 1 in Canada by every single major global survey.”

The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program was ranked 20th globally and placed fifth among programs based in North America (jointly with Duke) in this year’s Financial Times ranking. The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program finished ahead of the Kellogg School of Management, IMD and Columbia, and just behind London Business School, Wharton, Cambridge and Chicago.

Among Canadian-based programs, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA placed ahead of the EMBA programs delivered by the Cornell-Queen’s EMBA, which ranked 47th; the Rotman School of Management, which ranked 53rd; the Ivey EMBA, which ranked 58th; and the Queen’s EMBA, which ranked 80th.

For complete details regarding the 2016 Financial Times EMBA ranking, visit

Other survey highlights

The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA ranked No. 1 in Canada in the category of average salary three years following graduation and No. 1 in Canada in the category of salary increase. The average annual salaries earned by Kellogg-Schulich graduates were not only the highest in Canada but also among the highest in North America, surpassing the salaries earned by graduates at UCLA and close to the salaries earned by graduates at Cornell and Columbia.

The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA also ranked among the top 20 in the world in the following categories:

  • 11th in the world in the “Career Progress” category, which measures the changes in the level of seniority and the size of the company alumni now work in versus before their EMBA degree;
  • 13th in the world in the “Research” category, which measures the number of articles published by the faculty in leading academic and business practitioner journals; and
  • 19th in the world in the “International Course Experience” category, which measures the percentage of classroom teaching hours that are conducted outside the country in which the business school is located.

The Kellogg global network of EMBA partner schools collectively performed very well in this year’s ranking, with the Kellogg-Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) EMBA Program placing first overall, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA Program placing 20th, the Kellogg EMBA Program finishing 24th, and the Kellogg-WHU Beisheim EMBA Program based in Germany ranking 26th.